The Mini Cooper made its return at the NAIAS. Now owned by BMW, this 40-year-old car, which is very popular in the British Isles, has been updated and modernized, but it retains all of its original appeal.
This tiny car, which is less than 12 feet long, is powered by a 115-HP, 1.6-liter, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine. With the car's light weight, this powerplant should give it snappy performance.
The Mini should be on sale in the US by early 2002, priced at about $18,000.